Do you know what causes or "triggers"
your child's asthma flare-ups? Maybe it's air pollution, allergies, or the weather.
And even though exercise can be good for kids with asthma, it can sometimes trigger
Avoiding triggers can help prevent flare-ups. Here are some ways to create an asthma-safe
Close windows and run air conditioning in warm weather.
Avoid outdoor play when pollen
counts or mold
counts are high.
Have kids bathe or shower and change clothes after being outside.
Don't let your child mow the grass or rake leaves.
You can't get rid of all triggers. But you can do a lot to reduce your child's
exposure to them. If you're not sure what causes your child's asthma flare-ups, ask
See some common asthma triggers and how to deal with them.
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